These wrens can be found across Australia expect for Tasmania. I love the males vibrant blue breeding plumage. The non-breeding plumage is very similar to the female which is pale brown but he does retain a blue wash to his tail and wings.
Splendid Fairy Wren measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Ron Knight for the reference photo.